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Cops: Cab Driver Got Stiffed By Passengers In East Quogue

Also, more than $2,000 in jewelry taken from elderly woman's home.

The following police incidents were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Dec. 6.

Speonk

  • A Bellport woman called 911 on Jan. 3 to report that her car had been stolen from the parking lot of the IGHL on North Phillips Road in Speonk. According to police the victim said an unknown subject entered the parking lot and took off with her 1998 gold Chrysler Concord shortly before 11 p.m. The victim’s driver’s license was inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. Police have no suspects in custody at this time.

East Quogue

  • Someone entered a home on Aerie Way sometime during the month of December and walked out of the house with more than $2,000 in jewelry. According to police the victim, a 74-year-old woman, called 911 on Jan. 4 to report the theft after finally discovering it. The woman said that sometime between Dec. 1 and Dec. 25 numerous people had been in and out of her home, but someone left with diamond and gold jewelry that had been stored in unsecured locations in her bathroom and bedroom. Stolen were two wedding rings, a pinky ring with diamonds and a gold crucifix pendant. Police have no suspects at this time.
  • A cab driver is claiming theft of service after he drove a car load of people to the East Quogue Pub on Montauk Highway only to have them skip out on the fare. According to police the cabbie called 911 at around 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1 after he reportedly picked up six passengers at the Publik House in Southampton and drove them to the East Quogue Pub. Once the cab got to its destination the six passengers spilled out of the taxi and began to argue with one another. Five of the six passengers ran off without paying. The sixth passenger, a female suspect, told the cabbie to take her home. The cab driver declined to take her home until he'd been paid the original fare. The woman allegedly refused to pay and police were called.

Riverside

  • A man was assaulted and severely beaten on Maynard street on the evening of Jan. 1. According to police the victim, a 31 year-old man, said he was confronted by two white hispanic males who punched him in the head and face, causing a split lip, broken teeth, two black eyes and extensive abrasions on his face at around 5 p.m. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center and treated for his injuries. Police expected to follow up with the victim to determine if he wishes to press charges.

Flanders

  • A man was jumped and robbed of his possessions while walking near the intersection of Oak Street and McKinley Street at around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 4. According to police the victim, an 18-year-old, was walking when a man jumped out of a vehicle filled with other suspects and accosted him with what appeared to be a black pistol. The suspect demanded the victim's valuables, but the victim was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect. Meanwhile another man inside the vehicle jumped out and attacked the victim, stealing his wallet and cell phone before hopping back in and driving off. The victim went to his nearby home and called 911. The investigation is ongoing.
  • A dispute between roommates in a home on Evergreen Road turned violent on Jan. 2. According to police they responded to an argument between a female tenant and a male roommate at around 4 p.m. when the male reportedly shoved the woman in an aggressive manner. The woman called 911 for documentation purposes, but did not wish to press charges for harassment at this time. The male roommate left the home and went to a friend's home to end the conflict, according to police.

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